Feast your ears on the Mercury's March playlist, a selection of songs from Portland artists releasing new albums and touring acts passing through town this month. March is going to be a busy one for concerts, between New Zealand pop-star Lorde (with Run the Jewels opening, swoon), Russian protest group/art collective Pussy Riot (on their first-ever US tour), and "all-American boyband" Brockhampton. It's also a great month for local releases—Haley Heynderickx, Deathlist, and Shadowlands are all dropping excellent new records.

Also be sure to check our Things to Do Music calendar for more information about upcoming shows in Portland!